April 22, 2020

Speakers: Prof. Jane Gallop (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Prof. Carrie Sandahl (University of Illinois at Chicago), Sonja Jokiniemi (performance artist), Prof. Robert McRuer (George Washington University)

On April 23, 2020, the Centre for Cultural Studies (KU Leuven) and STUK House for Dance, Image & Sound are hosting their fifth annual symposium on choreographic issues. This year’s theme is: Differing bodyminds: Moving along New Pathways. The event brings together speakers from different theoretical fields with dance scholars, practitioners and an interested audience to think about issues that are situated at the border between dance and society.

CORPoREAL has a new research group co-ordinator

February 02, 2020

Karin de Fleyt is our new research group coordinator. Welcome, Karin!

CoDA - Cultures of Dance

January 01, 2020

CORPoREAL Becomes Partner in a New Research Network for Dance Studies!

Conference: Body and Corporeality in 20th and 21st century music (Austria)

November 04, 2020

Proposals for individual papers, lecture recitals, panels or posters should be submitted by 8 March 2020 to

The Experts in the Picture

September 27, 2019

Art photographer Barbara Vandendriessche made portraits of 'The Experts', the young participants of the first non-scripted theatre performance that Bob Selderslaghs created as part of his doctoral project MoE 2.0. In 'The Experts in the Picture' Barbara and Bob give an insight into the 'seriousness of playing' by means of photos and quotes: a small photo exhibition that you can visit free of charge from 28 September onwards in the entrance hall of the White Hall of the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp.

Congratulations to our new PhD students!

June 16, 2019

The Royal Conservatoire gives two of our CORPoREAL-artists/researchers permission to start a PhD. Luc Nijs is a philosopher, musicologist and musician and with 'KIMUPE - KineMusical Performance - An artistic journey into creative multimodal improvisation' he investigates whether movement can become a basis for developing creative improvisation skills and a personal musical language. He will receive a doctoral grant for this research. In addition, clarinettist, composer and psychologist Jo Stijnen will start the doctoral project 'Authentic creativity as a catalyst for the development of a powerful artistic learning environment'. We wish them both the best of luck!


The PhDs in the Arts are organised in collaboration with ARIA, the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts. 

Ready for action: our new Research Projects!

December 31, 2018

Ready for action! CORPoREAL will engage in four new research projects from January 1st 2019: congratulations to Lies Colman, Neal Leemput, Tuur Marinus and Magda Thielemans! You can soon read about the projects on this website.

INORI - open lecture/performance

December 19, 2018

CORPoREAL researcher Winnie Huang invites you to learn, understand, feel and workshop Karlheinz Stockhausen's incredible musical-gestural work INORI.

Informative lecture with public physical participation to embody and feel from the gestural artist’s perspective, with performative demonstrations of excerpts of INORI and Lecture on HU.  

Open to public and all researchers, students and staff of music, composition and dance.

Gele Zaal - Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp)

December 20, 2019 - from 2 till 5 pm

contributions METHOD/ART

November 06, 2018

The ARIA seminar METHOD/ART invites researchers/ doctoral students/ tentative doctoral candidates of different artistic disciplines to meet and to share ideas on research methods. It focuses on the skills of formulating methodology for practice-based and multi-disciplinary research. Join the seminar and submit your proposal.

ARTICULATE - save the date!

October 25, 2018

CORPoREAL engages in the Research Days of the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (AP University College). Check our Facebook page and keep posted on the program!​

New PhD projects!

August 31, 2018

CORPoREAL will engage in two new PhD projects: congratulations to Winnie Huang and Bob Selderslaghs! They each receive a 4 year mandate at the Royal Conservatoire, starting from September 1 2018.

New research projects

The Council of the Schools of Arts Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp launched a call for research proposals for projects starting January 1, 2019. The deadline for proposal submission was October 1, 2018. CORPoREAL supports several new research projects. We curiously await the decision of the reading committee and the Council...

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